3 weeks left. Not sufficient for MDS to catch me.
However he is making an attempt.
There have been three disagreements at week 15, however MDS was appropriate in two of them. He received the sport and lower his margin to 10.
1 yr. I am 145-77-1. MDS is 135-87-1.
Solely two video games are totally different this week. Scroll, scroll, scroll for each choose.
Jaguar at Jets (+1.5)
MDS view: This seemed like a horrible Thursday night time recreation when the schedule was launched. I believe the Jaguars gained the matchup between the highest two picks in final yr’s draft, with Trevor Lawrence beating Zach Wilson.
MDS choice: Jaguar 24, Jets 17.
Florio’s view: The Jaguars have not gained three in a row since December 2017. That season practically ended with a Tremendous Bowl berth for the primary time in group historical past. This yr, they could return to the playoffs for the primary time since. Nonetheless, the Jets want just a little extra of this.
Florio’s Selection: Jet 20, Jaguar 17.
Payments (-9) Bears
MDS view: Justin Fields makes some massive performs along with his ft to maintain the Bears aggressive, whereas Josh Allen performs with each arms and ft to beat the Payments.
MDS choice: Payments 27, Bears 20.
Florio’s view: The climate could make Chicago attention-grabbing, however Josh Allen can sling in any state of affairs. Nonetheless, given the situations, 9 factors is an excessive amount of to present. And given Justin Fields’ talents, he can draw circles round anybody and everybody.
Florio’s Selection: Payments 30, Bears 24.
Browns Saints (+2.5)
MDS view: The Saints aren’t actually out of the playoff image in a horrible NFC South, however after a loss to the Browns.
MDS choice: Browns 24, Saints 20.
Florio’s view: The Browns are enhancing. It might be too late in 2022, nevertheless it may work properly in 2023.
Florio’s Selection: Browns 20, Saints 17.
Texans at Titans (+3)
MDS view: The Titans are on a slouch for the AFC South title and can win an unsightly recreation towards the worst group within the league.
MDS choice: Titans 17, Texans 10.
Florio’s view: The Texans have been taking part in properly these days, however the Titans should be determined sufficient to discover a solution to get their long-awaited win towards a group with just one win.
Florio’s Selection: Titans 20, Texans 16.
Seahawks at Chiefs (+10)
MDS view: The Seahawks and Gino Smith had an ideal story early within the season, however the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes will take a giant hit on their waning playoff hopes.
MDS choice: Chiefs 34, Seahawks 21.
Florio’s view: That is yet one more AFC West reunion and the groups that personal the AFC West ought to remind Seattle why they need to be completely satisfied once they go away.
Florio’s Selection: Chiefs 30, Seahawks 21.
Giants at Vikings (+4)
MDS view: This may very well be a playoff preview as these groups may meet once more within the wildcard spherical. I believe the Vikings gained and preserve a sliver of hope for a primary spherical bye.
MDS choice: Vikings 17, Giants 14.
Florio’s view: When the Vikings pulled off an exhausting and emotional victory on the finish they fell aside the next week. It is time to change to
Florio’s Selection: Vikings 27, Giants 24.
Bengals (-3) Patriots
MDS view: The Patriots are answerable for their playoff future, they simply have to win to get a wild card. However that may not be the case after Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.
MDS choice: Bengals 28 Patriots 27.
Florio’s view: Ding Dong, the witch is useless.
Florio’s Selection: Bengals 30 Patriots 23.
Lions at Panthers (-2.5)
MDS view: The Lions are transferring up the standings after a 1-6 begin. Win in Carolina and set up your self as an actual menace within the NFC playoffs.
MDS choice: Lions 20, Panthers 14.
Florio’s view: In a giant cat battle, Lions roar previous .500.
Florio’s Selection: Lions 23, Panthers 20.
Falcon (+7) on the Ravens
MDS view: The Ravens are off to a superb begin and are struggling, however I believe they may very well be a harmful group in the event that they make it to the playoffs. They deal with enterprise from dwelling towards the Falcons.
MDS choice: Ravens 16, Falcon 10.
Florio’s view: Falcon remains to be alive, however not very lengthy. The Ravens want to remain within the recreation towards the Bengals to make Week 18 his AFC North Championship Sport.
Florio’s Selection: Ravens 21, Falcons 10.
Commanders (+7) 49ers
MDS view: The 49ers might have been taking part in a few of the greatest soccer within the NFL over the previous two months. They need to trample the struggling commanders.
MDS choice: 49ers 27, Commanders 13.
Florio’s view: The 49ers have the second seed. Commanders are on the verge of lacking the playoffs.
Florio’s Selection: 49ers 24, Commanders 10.
Cowboys Eagles (+5)
MDS view: I used to be going to select the Cowboys earlier than the information of Jalen Hurts’ harm broke, so now I am positively selecting the Cowboys.
MDS choice: Cowboys 28, Eagles 21.
Florio’s view: Gardner Minshew is sweet sufficient to advertise the Eagles if he is not taking part in for a group just like the Cowboys.
Florio’s Selection: Cowboys 24, Eagles 20.
Steelers Raiders (+2.5)
MDS view: The NFL had hoped these two groups can be playoff contenders for the Christmas Eve Immaculate Reception Anniversary Sport, nevertheless it settles for the Steelers to win a low-scoring playoff long-shot battle.
MDS choice: Steelers 17, Raiders 14.
Florio’s view: The Steelers dig deep to correctly honor the reminiscence of Franco Harris.
Florio’s Selection: Steelers 24, Raiders 17.
Dolphins Packer (+4)
MDS view: Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense have been going robust in current weeks, nevertheless it’s too late.
MDS choice: Dolphins 31, Packers 28.
Florio’s view: The Packers have a two-game successful streak, however have by no means truly confronted a group with playoff potential. They go to Miami on Sunday. And Inexperienced Bay’s possibilities of a playoff diminish.
Florio’s Selection: Dolphins 34, Packers 27.
Broncos at Rams (-2.5)
MDS view: The NFL anticipated this to be their Christmas marquee recreation. As a substitute, it is most likely the worst recreation of the week.
MDS choice: Broncos 12, Rams 9.
Florio’s view: A yr after shedding on Christmas, Baker Mayfield broke the December twenty fifth report. It is a match you may solely see on TV.
Florio’s Selection: Rams 24, Broncos 20.
Cardinals Buccaneers (-7.5)
MDS view: Tom Brady and the Buccaneers aren’t taking part in properly, however they will play sufficient to beat the Cardinals and maintain transferring ahead to the playoffs within the abysmal NFC South.
MDS choice: Buccaneers 17, Cardinals 7.
Florio’s view: Get coal for mischief. If you’re actually naughty you have to see this recreation.
Florio’s Selection: Buccaneers 20, Cardinals 10.
Colts Charger (-4.5)
MDS view: With the Chargers within the wild card race, there is not any excuse for shedding to the Colts on Jeff Saturday. Charger handles enterprise.
MDS choice: Chargers 30, Colts 20.
Florio’s view: Nick Foles received an opportunity to assist Jeff Saturday safe a job.
Florio’s Selection: Chargers 28, Colts 21.